Green 25-9 Gold: Springbok Showdown result – 3 October

There may not have been any serious silverware at stake in the Springbok Showdown in Cape Town on Saturday, but for the Green and Gold squads winning was front of mind when they clashed at Newlands.

Green vs Gold: Springbok showdown match report

After a cagey opening, Damian Willemse had a chance to put Gold ahead from the kicking tee but skewed his effort wide.

Moments later a collapsed scrum gave the Green team the chance to establish a lead and Elton Jantjies made no mistake.

Forward dominance saw Green extend their lead after another penalty was goaled by Jantjies as the second quarter of the game proceeded.

Willemse eventually got the Gold team on the board but his boot would let him down in the first 40.

Both sides were resolute in their defence which made it difficult for any sort of attacking rhythm to be built up

The first half was Test match like but also blighted by errors and Willemse missed two further shots at goal that derailed the efforts of a Gold team that seemed to be getting the upper hand later in the half.

Half time

Willemse’s match got that much worse just after the break when he was sent to the sin bin and gave away a penalty try after pulling back Yaw Penxe who appeared to be winning the race to a loose ball in the Gold in-goal area.

Watch: Green awarded a penalty try

Curwin Bosch cam onto the field for Gold and took over the kicking but he too missed a shot at goal moments later.

Bosch eventually got Gold back into the game with a 40-metre goal but soon after they suffered another setback.

Green powered over with a maul from a linout five out from the Gold line. Siya Kolisi coming up with the ball to confirm a captain’s try.

Gold made some strides and kept the Green team pegged in their own half but a penalty goal from Bosch to make it 18-9 was all they had to show for their efforts.

A set move late in the match allowed Green to score their third try after a lucky bounce allowed Juarno Augustus to pounce and score.

Gold could not get a consolation score and the match would finish 25-9 in favour of Green.

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Teams

Springbok Green:

15 – Gianni Lombard

14 – Yaw Penxe

13 – Wandisile Simelane

12 – Frans Steyn

11 – Malcolm Jaer

10 – Elton Jantjies

9 – Sanele Nohamba

8 – Duane Vermeulen

7 – Arno Botha

6 – Siya Kolisi (captain)

5 – Hyron Andrews

4 – JD Schickerling

3 – Luan de Bruin

2 – Bongi Mbonambi

1 – Ox Nche

Replacements:

16 – Schalk Erasmus

17 – Kwenzo Blose

18 – Thomas du Toit

19 – JJ van der Mescht

20 – Juarno Augustus

21 – Junior Pokomela

22 – Embrose Papier

23 – Manie Libbok

24 – Jeremy Ward

25 – Kade Wolhuter

Springbok Gold:

15 – Warrick Gelant

14 – Rosko Specman

13 – Lukhanyo Am (captain)

12 – Rikus Pretorius

11 – Courtnall Skosan

10 – Damian Willemse

9 – Herschel Jantjies

8 – Sikhumbuzo Notshe

7 – Nizaam Carr

6 – Marco van Staden

5 – Marvin Orie

4 – Salmaan Moerat

3 – Ruan Dreyer

2 – Scarra Ntubeni

1 – Steven Kitshoff

Replacements:

16 – Dylan Richardson

17 – Dylan Smith

18 – Carlü Sadie

19 – Jason Jenkins

20 – James Venter

21 – Vincent Tshituka

22 – Ivan van Zyl

23 – Curwin Bosch

24 – Werner Kok

25 – Manuel Rass

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